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  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
jpeekstok

Replies: 11064
Views: 1938753

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:21 am   Subject: What did YOU do to your van today?
sold it!!!
  Topic: Burning brake fluid?
jpeekstok

Replies: 33
Views: 7100

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:02 pm   Subject: Burning brake fluid?
same problem... white smoke out of the exhaust mysteriously loosing break fluid....

over all replaced master cylinder... the fluid ate through the servo seals....
could not find an affordable one ...
  Topic: Iknow this has been covered- wiring harness
jpeekstok

Replies: 1
Views: 540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:44 am   Subject: Iknow this has been covered- wiring harness
Well i have read all the other posts and this one is probably taking up valuable space but, on wiring harness replacement and seems as though I am doomed to either get out the electrical tape or spend ...
  Topic: leaky tranny from something bently and I can't identify
jpeekstok

Replies: 5
Views: 709

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:24 am   Subject: leaky tranny from something bently and I can't identify
thankyou for that image....

it seems as though vw transmission arent the only thing i can't figure out...
  Topic: leaky tranny from something bently and I can't identify
jpeekstok

Replies: 5
Views: 709

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:18 am   Subject: leaky tranny from something bently and I can't identify
There is fluid pouring out of my transmission, we havent dropped it out yet but it most likely seems to be comeing out of the hole circled in th picture.... when reaching up and feeling if this is wer ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
jpeekstok

Replies: 11064
Views: 1938753

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:27 pm   Subject: What did YOU do to your van today?
it did run and drive... i decided to make it run better with a new motor... then i saw the probems
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
jpeekstok

Replies: 11064
Views: 1938753

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:19 pm   Subject: just venting
ok right about now i hate these damn busses!!!!!!!!!!

and every problem that i see has to do with the fact that they wanted to piut the motor into the back of this poorly designed hunk of metal... ...
  Topic: Full write-up on converting Vanagon from auto to manual
jpeekstok

Replies: 48
Views: 31873

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:29 am   Subject: Full write-up on converting Vanagon from auto to manual
thank you very much david for your responce... the motor i have already upgraded to a 2.1, the one from bus depot (or who ever they sub contract to, can not remember at the moment) ... has any one els ...
  Topic: Full write-up on converting Vanagon from auto to manual
jpeekstok

Replies: 48
Views: 31873

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 4:46 pm   Subject: is there a 4 speed automatic i can use?
i have already read through some posts about the transmissions and well it seems as though i would have to convert her over to a manual and read the very convenient post on doing so ...

however i h ...
  Topic: Just installed a new motor... any suggestions?
jpeekstok

Replies: 0
Views: 633

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:50 am   Subject: Just installed a new motor... any suggestions?
Hello,
I have just installed a 2.1 built into a 1.9 crankcase
(http://www.busdepot.com/details.jsp?partnumber=025100770H)

and we are pretty close to getting it to driving conditions... and well ...
  Topic: new motor will not start
jpeekstok

Replies: 6
Views: 832

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 11:19 am   Subject: new motor will not start
well we did the screwdriver test when the motor was at TDC and the rotor aligned correctly to the #1 mark on the distributor... i am worried that with all of this cranking i am destroying my $2k motor ...
  Topic: new motor will not start
jpeekstok

Replies: 6
Views: 832

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 10:42 am   Subject: new motor will not start
ok .... i had a 2.1 built into the 1.9 crankcase for an '84 vanagon... i installed the motr and at first it wouldn't spark and i replaced peice by peice the intire ignition system just short of the ke ...
  Topic: anyone with a 1984 vanagon i need pictures
jpeekstok

Replies: 2
Views: 803

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:31 pm   Subject: anyone with a 1984 vanagon i need pictures
thats going to be a nice project.... unfortunatly in all the motor photos the ignition coil had been covered.... what i almost need are pictures right in there with wires being pulled to show exactly ...
  Topic: anyone with a 1984 vanagon i need pictures
jpeekstok

Replies: 2
Views: 803

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:34 pm   Subject: anyone with a 1984 vanagon i need pictures
i just rippesd the old motor out of my bus cleaned all the parts on it painted them and installed them onto a 2.1 built into a 1.9 crank case : ) !!! and then i put the new motor in and was very ex ...
  Topic: rear axle hub bolt torque spec.... really?!?!
jpeekstok

Replies: 10
Views: 1512

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:08 am   Subject: rear axle hub bolt torque spec.... really?!?!
I need to know if there is any one here that has removed thier rear axle hub nut... i need to remove this so i can use a gear puller to remove my brake drum (because well its stuck on there like you ...
  Topic: need to find interior panels and upholstery
jpeekstok

Replies: 9
Views: 1606

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:22 pm   Subject: need to find interior panels and upholstery
yes yes ... money is deffinalty a high concern... i wanted to completely restore this thing... but as it is i just spent 4000 between a new motor (2.1 built into a 1.9 crankcase... nifty), half shafts ...
  Topic: need to find interior panels and upholstery
jpeekstok

Replies: 9
Views: 1606

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:39 pm   Subject: need to find interior panels and upholstery
hello all... if you can't tell from the topic, i am in need of interior panels and upholstery for my '84 westfalia... currently trying to restore the thing

i was wondering if any one else here has ...
  Topic: Is it possible to swap a 2.1 WBX for the original 1.9 WBX en
jpeekstok

Replies: 7
Views: 1507

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:59 am   Subject: 2.1 into 1.9 vanagon
ok i need to know this information as well and i have never pulled a motor out of any car, infact the deepest i ahve ever gotten into any kind of engine repair is changing head gaskets on a '96 lumina ...
  Topic: is my bus worth it or did i waste my money
jpeekstok

Replies: 14
Views: 2297

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:28 pm   Subject: is my bus worth it or did i waste my money
hello,
i purchased a 1984 westy for $800, interior is in pretty good shape, the motor runs and drives but needs A LOT OF WORK (heads and seals), the body is damaged (couple large dents and folds, re ...
  Topic: What motors will fit my vanagon
jpeekstok

Replies: 19
Views: 3360

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:16 pm   Subject: What motors will fit my vanagon
Hello, i just purchased my first vanagon and i want to put a diferent errr.... reliable motor into it and i was wondering exactly what if any motors will fit and hook right up to the transmission

i ...
 
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